East Coast Cruise

10 days, 21 boats, 63 sailors from Greenwich Yacht Club took part in an annual event the East Coast Cruise. This year it was between 17 and 26 August with start at GYC pontoon, 10:00.
The first leg was to Queenborough, than Brightlingsea, Woolverstone, Woodbridge, Walton Backwaters, Fambridge, River Roach, Harty Ferry, Queenborough and back to GYC.
Wreck on the River Deben
We started with almost no wind and beautiful sunny day but weather forecast with strong winds in the late afternoon. By that time we all should be safely moored but weather happened to change a lot earlier, so Estuary became rough and an easy sailing turned into very challenging. Some boats experienced problems with one loosing sail and propulsion, so they had to be towed to the destination.
The rough waters and wind gusting up to 30 knots left us soaked but our Galion 22 proved to be seaworthy.
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